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The 2022 world cup will be held in Qatar as we all know. I wonder if it would really surprise anyone who follows the FIFA governing body as of late that there are accusations alleging that the bid was awarded through corruption and bribes.
But that is not the only issue to consider here.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter was re-elected Wednesday amidst allegations of corruptions and will in fact serve out another 4 year term as president.
In his mind there is no crisis as he has been quoted saying, the problem is that many officials around the world are losing faith in the system…but then again he was re elected somewhat unopposed. Blatter was cleared of all official allegations and continues his dictatorship so to speak. Other still have to answer for their part in the corruption charges and a lot remains unanswered.
Jack Warner a FIFA executive committee member since 1983 was suspended due to these same allegations along with Mohamed bin Hamman. After being suspended, Warner unleashed several allegations attacking the legitimacy of the world cup bidding and bidding for future events; money changing hands from President Blatter to Concacaf. There are also allegations that gifts were handed out to 13 Caribbean football associations.
Warner sees his suspension as an attempt to secure Blatter’s re election and he promise to unveil many more secrets about this organization and this man whom he has known and worked with for a number of years.
FIFA’s image is forever tarnished by this internal squabble and many people have lost their jobs and hopefully many more will come to restore a level of confidence in the overall system.